31 July 2017; “The Lost Boys” (1987) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From Joel Schumacher, the director of “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985), “Flatliners” (1990), “Dying Young” (1991), “The Client” (1994), “Batman Forever” (1995), “A Time to Kill” (1996), “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004), and others, comes this horror-comedy…

Sam Emerson: “Wait, wait. You *have* a TV?”
Grandpa: “No. I just like to read the TV Guide. Read the TV Guide, you don’t need a TV.”

“The Lost Boys” was released on this day July 31st 1987, making the film 30 years old as of today.

The film follows 2 brothers (played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim) who discover a haven of vampires led by David (played by Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, who you may know from the critically-acclaimed TV series “24” (2001–2010) ), after moving to a new town.

Fun fact; the film has developed a cult following ever since its release.

As the title suggests, it refers to J.M Barrie’s most well-known works, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys who never grow up and are eternally youthful.Also, 2 characters in the film, called the Frog brothers, are a reference to Edgar Allan Poe, who is famous for his horror fiction.

If you are not a Twilight fan and like the cast that also includes Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Corey Feldman, as well as looking for 80s horror, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

It is recommended to not show this to younger audiences, as well as viewers who might easily get nightmares, due to its horror elements.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design by Intralink Film Graphic Design.
Poster artwork by John Alvin.